• Abby Collins is using her experiences with pediatric cancer to raise awareness in the community about the number one disease killer of children.
    Abby Collins is using her experiences with pediatric cancer to raise awareness in the community about the number one disease killer of children.

Collins raises awareness about childhood cancer

Abby Collins knows firsthand the trauma of receiving a cancer diagnosis. At age 12, doctors discovered she had a brain tumor. 

Over the years, she has undergone multiple surgeries, hospital visits and rounds of chemotherapy.

“No matter what happens I keep going forward ... I never gave up. I kept pushing,” she told the Times-Courier. “I can do anything I set my mind to, and no matter what, God is always going to be with me and help me through it ... If you have faith, you have hope. If you have hope, you have everything. That’s been one of my big things I’ve always said throughout this whole journey.”

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the 2015 Gilmer High School graduate is doing her part to promote the designation. 

Collins will be at Ellijay Deli Thursday, Sept. 29, to spread awareness and raise support for a cure. 

Times Courier

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